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HRO Today Announces Winners of 2016 Annual Awards EMEA

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Philadelphia, PA – November 15, 2016 – HRO Today and the HRO Today Services and Technology Association have announced the winners of its 2016 HRO Today Forum EMEA Awards.

Finalists in the following eleven categories were honored, with winners announced at the exclusive awards dinner and gala on November 8, 2016, during the HRO Today Forum EMEA in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Below are the winners for each of the award categories.

Strategic HR Award Winner:

  • Thought Leadership – Microsoft OnePayroll Team

HR Practices Award Winners:

  • Recruitment Team of the Year – North Yorkshire County Council
  • Excellence in Engagement Strategy – WilsonHCG
  • Innovation in HR Technology (tie) – One Stop Stores
  • Innovation in HR Technology (tie) – BP Learning and Development Team
  • Diversity & Inclusion Excellence – Cisco
  • Excellence in Total Rewards & Benefits – Intel EMEA HR Team

HR Providers Award Winners:

  • Partnership in Recruiting Excellence – Telefonica and Cielo
  • Partnership in Learning & Development Excellence – Renfrewshire Council, National Australia Group, and NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde

Individual Award Winners:

  • Rising Star – Laura Lewis, Head of HR and Development, Napp Pharmaceuticals
  • HR Superstar, Provider – Jacqueline Vale, HR Business Partner, Adecco UK/Pontoon
  • HR Superstar, Practitioner – Eamonn Eaton, Head of Group Learning & Engagement, Bank of Ireland
  • CHRO of the Year, Change Management – Rajita Singh, Head of Human Resources, Broadridge Financial Solutions India Pvt Ltd
  • CHRO of the Year, Non-Profit – Leatham Green, Programme Director – People and Change, Orbis
  • CHRO of the Year, For-Profit – Nigel Sullivan, Group HR Director, TalkTalk
  • CHRO of the Year, Sustainable Workforce – Charlotte Sword, Global HR Director, Foster + Partners
  • CHRO of the Year, Lifetime Achievement – Arne-Christian van der Tang, SVP of Human Resources, TomTom International

“Congratulations to all of the winners and finalists of this year’s awards,” said Elliot Clark, chief executive officer of HRO Today.  “Our awards program theme this year was Be Connected – HR Technology, Services and Leaders Unite!  The individuals and teams we honored with these awards represented some of the most forward-thinking HR best practices related to this theme, and I am excited to see what the entrants for next year’s program will be sharing with us as well.”

For more information about the awards winners and finalists, click here, and for more information about the HRO Today Forum EMEA, click here.  To become a member of The HRO Today Services and Technology Association, join now.  For more information about HRO Today, contact Bill MacRae, at bill.macrae@sharedxpertise.com.

About HRO Today and HRO Today Global
HRO Today and HRO Today Global offer the broadest and deepest reach available anywhere into the Human Resources industry.  Our magazines, web portals, research, e-newsletters, events, and social networks reach over 180,000 senior-level HR decision makers with rich, objective game-changing content.  Our number one strength is our reach.  HR leaders rely heavily on the HRO Today’s Baker’s Dozen Rankings across six different categories when selecting an HR service provider.

About SharedXpertise
SharedXpertise is the leader in providing media, summits and forums that develop professional practices in the areas of corporate responsibility, human resources and financial management.  Its media offerings include print and online publications, and its events and forums provide conferences and association membership programs.  SharedXpertise serves strategy-level corporate executives in the human resources, finance, compliance and sustainability professions in North America, EMEA and APAC.

Media Contact:
Bill MacRae
bill.macrae@sharedxpertise.com

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HRO Today Services and Technology Association Announces Winners of 2016 Annual APAC Awards

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June 16, 2016 – Philadelphia, PA – The HRO Today Services and Technology Association, the leading community of HR professionals providing networking opportunities, tools, and content to advance the HR industry, has announced the winners of its 2016 Annual APAC Awards.

These exclusive awards honor top professionals in the HR industry who demonstrate innovative thinking and pioneer new programs and products that significantly impact their organization and the industry as a whole.  This year’s finalists excel in the areas of thought leadership, business partnership, recruitment, engagement, and innovation in HR technology.

The winners of each category were announced at the awards cocktail reception on June 15, 2016 at the HRO Today Forum APAC event in Singapore.

The winners of the 2016 HRO Today Services and Technology Association’s APAC Awards are:

  • Thought Leadership Award – Wendy Tan, Founding Partner, Flame Centre
  • Excellence in Business Partnership Award – HCL Infosystems and PeopleStrong
  • Recruitment Team of the Year Award – Manulife
  • Excellence in Engagement Strategy Award – Public Service Division, Prime Minister’s Office, Singapore Government
  • Innovation in HR Technology Award – Neeyamo Enterprise Solutions

“Collaborating with our peers at SharedXpertise, our dedicated APAC board of advisors, and our association members, we have implemented new best practices for HR that are blazing new trails in technology and are setting the stage for accomplishments yet to come,” said Zachary Misko, vice president and global executive director.  “Our awards program theme this year was Be Connected – HR Technology, Services and Leaders Unite, and I am inspired by the examples that the award-winners for this year have provided for the industry.  Congratulations to each and every one of them!”

For more information about the HRO Today Forum APAC, click here, and for more information about the awards winners, click here.  To become a member of The HRO Today Services and Technology Association, join now.

About HRO Today and HRO Today Global
HRO Today and HRO Today Global offer the broadest and deepest reach available anywhere into the human resources industry.  Our magazines, web portals, research, e-newsletters, events, and social networks reach over 180,000 senior-level HR decision makers with rich, objective game-changing content.  Our number one strength is our reach.  HR leaders rely heavily on the HRO Today’s Baker’s Dozen Rankings across six different categories when selecting an HR service provider.

About SharedXpertise
SharedXpertise is the leader in providing media, summits and forums that develop professional practices in the areas of corporate responsibility, human resources and financial management.  Its media offerings include print and online publications, its summits are conferences, and its forums offer association membership programs.  SharedXpertise serves strategy-level corporate executives in the human resources, finance, compliance and sustainability professions in North America, EMEA, and Asia.

Media Contact:
Scott Fuhr
scott.fuhr@sharedxpertise.com

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May 4, 2016 – Philadelphia, PA – HRO Today Announces Finalists and Winners of 2016 Talent Acquisition Leader of the Year Awards

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HRO Today recognizes the continued importance of talent acquisition with its first inaugural Talent Acquisition Leader of the Year Awards. Winners include executives that have provided the leadership needed to ensure the successful process of finding and acquiring skilled human labor for organizational needs.

Finalists in the following three categories were honored, with the winners announced at an awards luncheon hosted by Cielo on May 3 at the HRO Today Forum North America in Chicago.

For Profit Finalists:
Sabine Bell, Human Resources Manager, Fairmont Chateau Whistler
Carolyn Burke, Assistant Vice President of Talent Acquisition, MAPFRE Insurance
Nick Mailey, Vice President of Talent Acquisition, Intuit
Michael Spear, Director of Talent Acquisition and Development, Gategroup Airline Solutions
Yvette Stortz, Global Vice President of Talent Acquisition & Mobility, Schneider Electric

For Profit Winner:
Yvette Stortz, Global Vice President of Talent Acquisition & Mobility, Schneider Electric

Innovation Finalists:
Chris Brabec, Vice President of Talent Acquisition, Western Union
Kelly Glass, Global Head of Recruitment, Royal Bank of Canada
Charlie Hall, Senior Vice President of Global Talent Acquisition, MasterCard
Patricia A. McDonald, Vice President of Human Resources, Intel Talent Organization, Intel Corporation
Kevin Stakelum, Talent Acquisition Director, Humana

Innovation Winner:
Chris Brabec, Vice President of Talent Acquisition, Western Union

Non-Profit Finalists:
Naomi Cramer, Vice President of Talent Acquisition, Banner Health
William J. Dwyer, Vice President of Human Resources and Corporate Compliance Officer, Children’s Specialized Hospital
Heather Grier, Director of Talent Management, McLeod Health
Holly Thauwald, Chief Human Resources Officer, Aspiranet

Non-Profit Winner:
Naomi Cramer, Vice President of Talent Acquisition, Banner Health

Finalists for this year’s awards included the following organizations:  Aspiranet, Banner Health, Children’s Specialized Hospital, Fairmont Chateau Whistler, Gategroup Airline Solutions, Humana, Intel Corporation, Intuit, MAPFRE Insurance, MasterCard, McLeod Health, National Express/Durham School Services, Royal Bank of Canada, Schneider Electric, and Western Union.

“The competitive talent landscape and the importance of the talent acquisition practice to business success have both led to the creation of this new award from HRO Today,” Elliot Clark, CEO of SharedXpertise, said. “We are happy to shine a spotlight on talent acquisition leaders who drive business results and produce a return-on-investment through their leadership, innovation and ability to manage large and complex recruiting organizations. We congratulate all 14 finalists and the three winners for their continuing success.”

For more information about the HRO Today Forum North America, click here, and for more information about the awards winners, click here.

About HRO Today and HRO Today Global
HRO Today and HRO Today Global offer the broadest and deepest reach available anywhere into the human resources industry. Our magazines, web portals, research, e-newsletters, events, and social networks reach over 180,000 senior-level HR decision makers with rich, objective, game-changing content. Our number-one strength is our reach. HR leaders rely heavily on the HRO Today’s Baker’s Dozen rankings across six different categories when selecting an HR service provider.

About SharedXpertise
SharedXpertise is the leader in providing media, summits and forums that develop professional practices in the areas of corporate responsibility, human resources, and financial management. Its media offerings include print and online publications, its summits are conferences, and its forums offer association membership programs. SharedXpertise serves strategy-level corporate executives in the human resources, finance, compliance and sustainability professions in North America, EMEA, and Asia.

Media Contact:
Bill MacRae
Bill.MacRae@SharedXpertise.com

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May 3, 2016 – Philadelphia, PA – HRO Today Announces Finalists and Winners of 2016 CHRO of the Year Awards

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For the third year, HRO Today recognizes CHROs that have the capabilities to deliver HR transformation with its 2016 CHRO of the Year Awards.  This year’s winners include HR executives who have provided the leadership needed to ensure business growth, excellent talent management practices, and a culture of leadership that can effectively compete in a global economy.

The finalists in the following four categories were honored, with the winners announced at the awards gala on May 2 at the HRO Today Forum North America in Chicago.

For-Profit Finalists:
Lisa Jeffries Caldwell, Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer, Reynolds American
Lainie Cooney, Chief Human Resources Officer, DPI Specialty Foods Inc.
Laurie Dalton, CHRO, gategroup North America
Jed Milstein, Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer, Americold

For-Profit Winner:
Laurie Dalton, CHRO, gategroup North America

Sustainable Workforce Finalists:
Michelle Crosby, EVP & Chief Human Resources Officer, FRHI Hotels & Resorts (Fairmont Hotels)
Kari Heerdt, Chief People Officer, MSC Industrial Supply Co.
Pat Wadors, CHRO & Senior Vice President of the Global Talent Organization, LinkedIn

Sustainable Workforce Winner:
Pat Wadors, CHRO & Senior Vice President of the Global Talent Organization, LinkedIn

Non-Profit Finalists:
Rudy Campoya, Chief Human Resources Officer, Socorro Independent School District
Dane Friend, CHRO & VP of HR, Baylor College of Medicine
Tim Mulligan, Chief Human Resources Officer, San Diego Zoo Global
Linda Nelson, Associate Vice President, Human Resources, Georgia State University
Audrey Van Luven, CHRO, Christiana Care Health System

Non-Profit Winner:
Tim Mulligan, Chief Human Resources Officer, San Diego Zoo Global

Lifetime Achievement Finalists:
Larry Costello, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, Tyco
Mark Gasta, Executive Vice President & Chief People Officer, Vail Resorts
Kimberly Hauer, Vice President and CHRO, Caterpillar Inc.
Brian Little, Head of Human Resources, Zurich, North America
Matthew Owenby, Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, Aflac

Lifetime Achievement Winner:
Kimberly Hauer, Vice President and Chief HR Officer, Caterpillar Inc.

Finalists for this year’s awards included these organizations:  Aflac, Americold, Baylor College of Medicine, Caterpillar Inc., Christiana Care Health System, DPI Specialty Foods Inc., Georgia State University, MSC Industrial Supply Co., FRHI Hotels & Resorts, gategroup North America, LinkedIn, Reynolds American, San Diego Zoo Global, Socorro Independent School District, Tyco, Vail Resorts, and Zurich Insurance North America.

“We recognize the CHRO of the Year winners for their pursuit of excellence in the practice of HR, their commitment to innovation, and their ability to relate business outcomes to HR programs,” Elliot Clark, CEO of SharedXpertise, said.  “All of them certainly demonstrate their commitment to advancing the impact and importance of HR to their organizations.  We congratulate all 17 finalists and the four winners for their success and recognition by their fellow CHROs.”

For more information about the HRO Today Forum North America, click here, and for more information about the awards winners, click here.

About HRO Today and HRO Today Global
HRO Today and HRO Today Global offer the broadest and deepest reach available anywhere into the human resources industry.  Our magazines, web portals, research, e-newsletters, events, and social networks reach over 180,000 senior-level HR decision makers with rich, objective, game-changing content.  Our number-one strength is our reach.  HR leaders rely heavily on the HRO Today’s Baker’s Dozen rankings across six different categories when selecting an HR service provider.

About SharedXpertise
SharedXpertise is the leader in providing media, summits and forums that develop professional practices in the areas of corporate responsibility, human resources and financial management.  Its media offerings include print and online publications, its summits are conferences, and its forums offer association membership programs.  SharedXpertise serves strategy-level corporate executives in the human resources, finance, compliance and sustainability professions in North America, EMEA, and Asia.

Media Contact:
Bill MacRae
Bill.MacRae@SharedXpertise.com

January 12, 2016 – Philadelphia, PA – HRO Today Opens Nominations for Inaugural Talent Acquisition Leader of the Year Award

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SharedXpertise, the publisher of HRO Today magazine and HRO Today Global magazine, and producers of the HRO Today Forum events, announced that it is now accepting nominations for the inaugural Talent Acquisition Leader of the Year Award sponsored by Cielo.

This award has been created to recognize an individual leader for innovative practices and excellence in talent acquisition, including work within areas such as employer branding, technology, staff development, engagement and retention, and financial analysis.

“We are quite excited to announce this new award from HRO Today,” said Elliot Clark, CEO of SharedXpertise. “The overall progress of the talent acquisition practice has really led to the creation of this distinction. As a result, we believe it is quite appropriate to shine a spotlight on a talent acquisition leader who is driving business results and producing a return-on-investment through the talent acquisition function. My sense is that we will have some impressive nominations to consider.”

The recipient of the Talent Acquisition Leader of the Year Award will be announced on May 3, 2016, at the HRO Today Forum North America in Chicago during an exclusive lunch ceremony.

To submit a nomination for the award, click here: http://hrotodaytaleader.questionpro.comThe deadline to submit a nomination is March 11, 2016.

About HRO Today 
SharedXpertise’s HRO Today brand is the leader in providing media, summits and forums that develop professional practices in the areas of corporate responsibility, human resources and financial management. Its media offerings include print and online publications, its summits are conferences, and its forums offer association membership programs. SharedXpertise serves strategy-level corporate executives in the human resources, finance, compliance and sustainability professions in North America, EMEA, and Asia, reaching over 180,000 senior-level HR decision makers with rich, objective game-changing content. Our number-one strength is our reach. HR leaders also rely heavily upon the HRO Today’s Baker’s Dozen rankings across six different categories when selecting an HR service provider.

Media Contact:
Scott Fuhr
scott.fuhr@sharedxpertise.com

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December 21, 2015 – Philadelphia, PA – HRO  Today Announces 2015 Superstars Directory

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HRO Today magazine recently unveiled its HR Superstars Directory for 2015.

Featured in the December 2015 issue of HRO Today, the HR Superstars constitute some of the best and brightest minds in the realm of HR. These industry leaders were nominated externally and by the HRO Today editorial staff, and were selected in three categories: providers, practitioners and analysts. Providers deliver the services that practitioners leverage, and analysts offer expertise and guidance.

“We are excited to honor these HR leaders for their accomplishments and leadership,” said Elliot Clark, CEO at SharedXpertise. “At this point in the evolution of HR, I believe the impact of their contributions cannot be overstated. Human resources professionals are relied upon to contribute to the bottom line, and they create building blocks that drive the direction of their companies for years to come. Employee engagement and culture are more important than ever before, and HR is advancing these areas at many organizations across the globe.”

According to new HCI research, 93-percent of executives agree that high employee engagement is critical to the overall success of businesses. Engagement is born out of workplace cultures that are directly influenced and supported by efforts in human resources.

To see this year’s superstars, view the digital issue for December or visit the HRO Today website.

About HRO Today 
SharedXpertise’s HRO Today brand is the leader in providing media, summits and forums that develop professional practices in the areas of corporate responsibility, human resources and financial management. Its media offerings include print and online publications, its summits are conferences, and its forums offer association membership programs. SharedXpertise serves strategy-level corporate executives in the human resources, finance, compliance and sustainability professions in North America, EMEA, and Asia, reaching over 180,000 senior-level HR decision makers with rich, objective game-changing content. Our number-one strength is our reach. HR leaders also rely heavily upon the HRO Today’s Baker’s Dozen rankings across six different categories when selecting an HR service provider.

Media Contact:
Scott Fuhr
scott.fuhr@sharedxpertise.com

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November 18, 2015 – Philadelphia, PA – Hello Talent wins iTalent Competition at HRO Today Forum EMEA 2015

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SharedXpertise, the publishers of HRO Today Magazine and HRO Today Global Magazine, and producers of the HRO Today Forum Global events, announced today that Hello Talent is the winner of the 2015 iTalent EMEA Competition.

The iTalent Competition rewards HR and recruiting technology companies which are leading the way in helping businesses recruit and retain employees, and brings innovative solutions to HR departments. The five finalists competed for the winning spot on the second day of the HRO Today Forum EMEA in Amsterdam on November 12, 2015.

Fair Hiring Project, TempBuddy, Workshape.io, Clinch and Talentsoft’s Hello Talent recruitment software for applicant tracking were the five finalists given just seven minutes to pitch themselves to the judges.

The distinguished judges were:

  • Andrew Baber – last year’s winner and managing director of Chequed.com Ltd
  • Russell Dalgleish – managing partner of Exolta Capital Partners
  • Kate Heath – global RPO lead at Lumesse
  • Max Blumberg – analytics and automation consultant and founder of Blumberg Partnership
  • SharedXpertise’s own CEO and publisher, Elliot Clark

Dustin Robinson, product marketer who pitched for Hello Talent, said: “Hello Talent is the result of years of excellence in creating top-of-the-line HR products. Our product allows hiring managers, recruiters, headhunters, and even small businesses to engage in a collaborative recruiting process. With Hello Talent they can work together to source, aggregate and share candidate profiles – plus it’s absolutely free. We’re honored that the judges and senior HR audience at HRO Today Forum EMEA chose Hello Talent as the winner for the competition.”

Elliot Clark, CEO and publisher at SharedXpertise, said: “The calibre of all five finalists demonstrate the innovation existing and emerging businesses are bringing to the HR marketplace. HR practitioners will benefit from this out-of-the box thinking in harnessing the power of resources such as social media and big data to help HR practitioners improve access to and efficiency of the global workforce. Congratulations to Hello Talent for winning, but I also think the other four finalists should be praised for getting as far as they did in the prestigious competition.”

Zachary Misko, global vice president and executive director, SharedXpertise, said: “We had an incredible amount of qualified submissions this year. The goal of the iTalent competition is to recognise and reward best practices in HR technology and we’re proud to encourage those who are moving the economic needle in a positive direction.”

About HRO Today
HRO Today offers the broadest and deepest reach available anywhere into the human resources industry. Our magazines, web portals, research, e-newsletters, events, and social networks reach over 180,000 senior-level HR decision makers with rich, objective game-changing content. Our number-one strength is our reach. HR leaders rely heavily on the HRO Today’s Baker’s Dozen Rankings across six different categories when selecting an HR service provider. Visit http://www.hrotoday.com for more information.

About SharedXpertise
SharedXpertise is the leader in providing media, summits and forums that develop professional practices in the areas of corporate responsibility, human resources and financial management. Its media offerings include print and online publications, its summits are conferences, and its forums offer association membership programs. SharedXpertise serves strategy-level corporate executives in the human resources, finance, compliance and sustainability professions in North America, EMEA, and Asia.

About Hello Talent from Talentsoft
Hello Talent is a cloud-based, SaaS software that makes it easier for everyone involved in the hiring process to source talent from anywhere online, collaborate on hiring decisions, and get valuable referrals. Using browser tools users can quickly store interesting profiles they find online in talent pools within Hello Talent and then work together to determine which candidates are best for the job. Hello Talent is designed by Talentsoft, a leading developer of cloud-based talent-management software.

Media Contact:
Bill MacRae, SharedXpertise
bill.macrae@sharedxpertise.com

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November 11, 2015 – Philadelphia, PA – The HRO Today Services and Technology Association Announces Winners of 2015 Awards in EMEA Region

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The HRO Today Services and Technology Association, the leading networking and content community for advancing professionalism in human resources, announced the winners of its 2015 HRO Today Forum EMEA Awards.

Finalists in the following eight categories were honored, with a winner announced in each category at the awards dinner and gala on November 10, 2015, at the HRO Today Forum EMEA in Amsterdam.

Strategic HR Award Winner:

  • Thought Leadership – Graebel

HR Practices Award Winners:

  • Recruitment Team of the Year – Unilever and Accenture
  • Excellence in Engagement Strategy – WilsonHCG
  • Innovation in HR Technology – MOL Group
  • Best Use of Social Media – AB InBev and Cielo

HR Providers Award Winners:

  • Partnership in Recruiting Excellence – Dialog and Cielo

Individual Award Winners:

  • HR Superstar – Johnny Campbell, CEO, Social Talent
  • CHRO of the Year, For Profit – Galina Vaisband, HR VP, Home Credit Bank Russia
  • CHRO of the Year, Lifetime Achievement – Julie Sharp, Head of Group HR, Bank of Ireland
  • CHRO of the Year, Not for Profit – Joanne Marshall, Director of HR & OD, University of Bradford
  • CHRO of the Year, Sustainable Workforce – Sherif Hanna, Chief People & Compliance Officer, Mobinil

Finalists for this year’s awards in the EMEA region included these organizations: AB InBev, Accenture, Azkoyen Group, Bank of Ireland, Cielo, Dialog, emplo, Fiskars, Graebel, Home Credit Bank Russia, Israeli Civil Service Commission, Mobinil, MOL Group, Sandvik, Social Talent, TMF Group, TomTom, University of Bradford, Unilever, and WilsonHCG.

“Over the last year, working with our board of advisors, the SharedXpertise team, and our members, we have accomplished much and have a lot to celebrate,” said Zachary Misko, vice president and global executive director.  “Our awards program theme this year was Be Inspired – Recognizing Excellence in HR!  I am inspired by the opportunity to engage, work with and know an outstanding group of HR practitioners, providers, thought-leaders, analysts and industry experts that make up our association membership.  I am inspired by the accomplishments of all nominees and congratulations to all of our winners!”

For more information about the HRO Today Forum EMEA, click here, and for more information about the awards winners, click here. To become a member of The HRO Today Services and Technology Association, join now.

About HRO Today and HRO Today Global
HRO Today and HRO Today Global offer the broadest and deepest reach available anywhere into the Human Resources industry. Our magazines, web portals, research, e-Newsletters, events, and social networks reach over 180,000 senior-level HR decision makers with rich, objective game-changing content. Our number one strength is our reach. HR leaders rely heavily on the HRO Today’s Baker’s Dozen Rankings across six different categories when selecting an HR service provider.

About SharedXpertise
SharedXpertise is the leader in providing media, summits and forums that develop professional practices in the areas of corporate responsibility, human resources and financial management. Its media offerings include print and online publications; its summits are conferences and its forums offer association membership programs. SharedXpertise serves strategy-level corporate executives in the human resources, finance, compliance and sustainability professions in North America, EMEA, and Asia.

Media Contact:
Zachary Misko

zachary.misko@SharedXpertise.com

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November 6, 2015 – Philadelphia, PA – Five Finalists Selected to Compete in HRO Today Forum EMEA 2015 iTalent Competition

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HR Tech Start-ups from the EMEA region will Compete for the Top Prize

SharedXpertise, the publishers of HRO Today Magazine and HRO Today Global Magazine, and producers of the HRO Today Forum Global events, today announced the five finalists to compete in the 2015 iTalent EMEA Competition.

Selected from dozens of entries, these five finalists will compete for the winning spot during the annual HRO Today Forum EMEA, held in Amsterdam on November 12th.

Moderated by Bill Boorman, founder of #Tru Events, each finalist will give a seven-minute presentation to a judging panel of HR and recruiting practitioners, analysts and technology investors. The finalists include:

This year’s winner will receive a number of benefits, including a feature article in HRO Today magazine promoting their victory.

Elliot Clark, chief executive officer of SharedXpertise, said, “The annual iTalent competition rewards HR and recruiting technology companies that are leading the way in helping businesses recruit and retain employees, and bringing innovative solutions to the HR department. We are absolutely delighted to invite these innovative start-up companies to compete and help improve access to and the efficiency of the global workforce.”

The HRO Today Forum EMEA connects HR professionals with technologies, best practices and partners to drive the overall success of the business. The 2015 Forum includes a comprehensive agenda of informative sessions covering all aspects of HR, including talent acquisition, talent management, technology, outsourcing, and more. To learn more about the event, please visit: http://www.hrotodayforum.com/eu.

About HRO Today and HRO Today Global
HRO Today and HRO Today Global offer the broadest and deepest reach available anywhere into the Human Resources industry. Our magazines, web portals, research, e-Newsletters, events, and social networks reach over 180,000 senior-level HR decision makers with rich, objective game-changing content. Our number one strength is our reach. HR leaders rely heavily on the HRO Today’s Baker’s Dozen Rankings across six different categories when selecting an HR service provider.

About SharedXpertise
SharedXpertise is the leader in providing media, summits and forums that develop professional practices in the areas of corporate responsibility, human resources and financial management. Its media offerings include print and online publications; its summits are conferences and its forums offer association membership programs. SharedXpertise serves strategy-level corporate executives in the human resources, finance, compliance and sustainability professions in North America, EMEA, and Asia.

Media Contact:

Bill MacRae
Bill.MacRae@SharedXpertise.com

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September 24, 2015 – Philadelphia, PA – The HRO Today Services and Technology Association Releases Staffing Metrics Report and Invitations to Join Baker’s Dozen Focus Groups

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The HRO Today Services and Technology Association, the leading networking and content community for advancing professionalism in human resources, announced the release of its 2015 Staffing Metrics Report. Members are also being invited to join new focus groups that will discuss and advise on the future of HRO Today’s annual Baker’s Dozen Customer Satisfaction Ratings in six industry lists.

Exclusively for HRO Today Services and Technology Association members, the Staffing Metrics Report discloses how recruiting metrics are being used and what indicators will be impacting the industry in the future. Survey input from HR peers indicated several key findings, including:

  • Nearly one-half of companies do not formally track where they get their candidates
  • Average cost per hire over time is changing, due to the impact of Internet recruiting
  • Predictive analysis is an upward trend, with the transportation/warehousing industry at the forefront

Many other outcomes and metrics are reported to benchmark your organization’s and/or customer’s performance against the national averages highlighted in this research. To view the report’s executive summary, click here.

In addition, the Association has announced its formation of focus groups to evaluate and advise HRO Today on the standards and practices prevalent in each vertical of the industry’s popular Baker’s Dozen Customer Service Ratings released annually (Top RPO providers, Top Recognition providers, Top Screening Providers, Top Talent Management Software Providers, Top Relocation Providers and Top Managed Service Program/MSP Providers). These focus groups will provide new opportunities to learn, to share best practices and to provide input on the direction of this respected program, which has been serving the industry for nearly eight years.

There are a limited number of seats available on each focus group. If you would like to take part in one of these focus groups, members should email Zachary Misko at Zachary.Misko@SharedXpertise.com, or new members can join now as a provider (regional and global memberships available) or as an HR practitioner (corporate membership).

“The opportunity to participate in the Baker’s Dozen focus groups enables HRO Today Services & Technology Association members to continue to drive industry best practices and differentiates us as the governing body of standards and practices in the HRO industry,” said Zachary Misko, vice president and global executive director. “The research report is the Association’s first partnered product with HRO Today’s research team at SharedXpertise. The board of advisors helped develop and launch this research effort, to ensure we continue to provide the HR industry with key performance indicators and benchmarks. Our membership services and benefits continue to broaden, and in turn it is a pleasure to see the growth and increased engagement from our member HR practitioners, providers and thought-leaders.”

About The HRO Today Services and Technology Association

Since 2002, the HRO Today brand has been at the forefront of the service-delivery industry and has an unrivaled network of content and contacts that help HR evolve. Our programs improve HR workforce productivity and provide best practices, training, networking, interest group meetings, thought-leadership content, awards and more. Powered by HRO Today, the Association provides opportunities for providers and practitioners alike to learn, network and advance in HR. Thousands of members strong, the Association hosts the industry’s premier community that improves the business of HR.

Media Contact:

Scott Fuhr, Global Marketing Manager
scott.fuhr@sharedxpertise.com

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